The following umpires were approved for upgrading during the 15th June 1999 meeting of the FIH Executive Board. The recommendations for upgrading were made by the FIH Umpiring Committee.
Olympic Games/World Cup
Predo Teixeira da Silva (POR).
Hesham Korany (EGY).
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG); Nor Piza Hassan (MAS); Craig Gribble (NZL); Nathan Stagno (GIB).
FIH Special Rules
Lisa Roach (AUS); Jagjeet Singh Gill (MAS); Heussain Mahmoud Ragaey (EGY).
Outdoor - Retired
Yolande Brada (NED).
Julie Bryce (ECO); Karen Smith (NZL).
Alexandra Royaard (NED);Stephen Brooks (ENG); Erhard Hiessamayer (AUT); Reinhard Körper (AUT); Dario Lazaro Garcia (ESP); Serguei Smirnov (RUS); Klaus Peltzer (GER); Philip Schellekens (NED).
Indoor - Retired
Julie Bryce (ECO).